Any 4-H member in grades 6-12 may participate in the Indiana State Fair demonstration contest. This contest allows the 4-H member to show the audience step-by-step procedures how to do something related to any project: Examples of a demonstration include how to take a prize winning photograph, how to give an intramuscular antibiotic injection or shot, how to design a mini-barn blueprint, how to construct a garment, how to develop a wildlife rehabilitation plan, how to treat a cat for fleas, etc. Live animals are not permitted. There is no interaction with the audience. Junior members (grades 6-8) have 5-7 minutes to present their demonstration, while senior members (grades 9-12) will present their demonstration in 5-10 minutes. Questions may be asked of the contestants by the judges following the demonstration. Categories will be Junior Individual, Senior Individual, Junior Team, and Senior Team. The team category is for two (2) people and will be determined by the highest grade level of any member of that team. A county may have no more than three (3) entries in each of these categories.
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